Come and explore the fossils at Cove Point. Learn more about fossils: where to find them, how to identify them, and what they can tell us about the past. This program is for adults and children 8 and older, accompanied by an adult.
Fossil Field Experience Dates For 2023
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Saturday, May 20, 2023
Saturday, June 3, 2023
Saturday, June 17, 2023
Saturday, July 15, 2023
Saturday, August 19, 2023
Saturday, September 2, 2023
At 9 a.m., you will meet CMM educators at Cove Point Lighthouse. The program leader will teach a short lesson on local Miocene fossils and what to look for. From 9:30 a.m. to about 11:30 a.m., you will explore the beach and search for fossilized shell, bone, and shark teeth. After fossil collecting, you will work with the museum educator to identify any fossils you have found. The program ends at noon.
Wear appropriate clothing for beach combing,(don't forget water shoes) and bringing a change of clothes is recommended. If you have any sifters or other tools you use for fossil hunting we encourage you to bring them. Please bring you own water bottles as there isn't a drinking water source at the program site.
A visit to the Calvert Marine Museum pairs well with this program.